15,000 texts in one month? That's nothing - meet the cheerleader, 14, whose tally is 35,000 - or one a MINUTE

Posted on 8:45 PM by Sameer Shah

A teenager in Florida has clocked up an astonishing 35,463 sent and received text messages in one month.

Emilee Cox, 14, bombarded her boyfriend and friends with messages about cheerleading and 'other random things'.

Assuming she slept eight hours a day, that is about 74 messages an hour.

Luckily, her mobile phone contract allows unlimited texts.

Emilee's father Brad, of Clermont, near Orlando, said he scoffed while reading a story about Californian Reina Hardesty, 13, who logged 14,528 texts in a month.

'I laughed and thought, "That's nothing"', he told the Orlando Sentinel, his local paper.

An intrepid reporter from the paper got in touch with Emilee - by text, naturally.

She told him (and apologies for the text-speak): 'In june i had cheer camp so like alot of my friends had texted me. And when i wasn't at camp i'd text my friends and girls on my team. i don't like talking on the phone so i'd prefer texting people.

'Well it's different things with different people.

'Like with my cheer friends we talk about cheerleading. Then with friends from school and stuff we'd talk about how our summers were and what we expected high school to be like.

'And my boyfriend and i talk about random things. He's the main reason my texting is so high becuz we're constantly texting. Lol'

Emilee was texting so much that she wore her keypad out just before Christmas.

Her father switched her to a different provider and got her a phone without a keyboard, which slowed her texting down to a mere 14,083 in December.

But as long as his daughter keeps getting good grades at East Ridge High School, he'll let her indulge her habit.

'I think there are much worse habits for her to have,' said Mr Cox, who clocked 656 text messages of his own in June.

'It keeps her from being bored, and it keeps her out of trouble.'

Kristin Wallace, a spokeswoman for mobile phone provider Sprint, confirmed Emilee's text tally and said customers average 268 messages a month.

'It's absolutely amazing,' Ms Wallace said. 'She must have been texting day and night.'

Only days ago, mobile phone fans were reading about the California girl who racked up 15,000 texts in a month - which worked out at one text for every two minutes she was awake.

The world record is held by a man in India who logged 182,689 texts in a month.

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